Temporary Human Resources Assistant, SAS HR

Temporary Human Resources Assistant, SAS HR

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

Posted Job Title
Temporary Human Resources Assistant, SAS HR

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
The Human Resources Assistant will provide general administrative support for Penn Arts and Sciences HR Department in a variety of ways, including HR communications and data management.

This position will work approximately 18 hours per week, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, with the possibility of additional hours depending on organizational needs.

Job Description

The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world's leading research universities. We teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and our academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. The three educational divisions of SAS fulfill different missions, united by the School's broader commitment to providing its students with an unrivaled education in the arts and sciences. SAS Human Resources is one of the administrative offices within the School with broad responsibility for human resource related issues pertaining to more than 700 staff members. We are seeking a temporary HR Assistant to join our team.

The HR Assistant provides administrative support to all members of the Penn Arts and Sciences HR team. This position will provide department administrative and organizational support for day to day work in the department and special HR projects. This includes scheduling, maintaining paper and electronic filing systems, standard HR communications, and data entry and management.


  • H.S. Diploma with 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience providing administrative support in academic environment preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Sense of urgency
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Data collection and analysis

Working Conditions
Office, Library, Computer Room

Physical Effort
Typically sitting at a desk or table

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range
$7.25 - $230.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

To apply, visit https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/3600-Market-Street/Temporary-Human-Resources-Assistant--SAS-HR_JR00040598

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